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September 15, 2008

More On Sarah Palin's Iraq "Visit"

It seems she wasn't in Iraq after all.

From the Washington Post:

Aides to Gov. Sarah Palin spent Saturday scrambling to explain details of her only trip outside North America in the wake of a report that that trip did not include travel into Iraq, as the McCain-Palin campaign had initially claimed.

Palin made an official visit to see Alaskan troops in Kuwait in July of 2007. There, she made a stop at a border crossing with Iraq on July 25, according to the Boston Globe, but did not go further into the country. "Sarah Palin's visit to Iraq in 2007 consisted of a brief stop at a border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait, the vice presidential candidate's campaign said yesterday, in the second official revision of her only trip outside North America," the Globe's Bryan Bender wrote, adding, later in his story: "[C]ampaign aides and National Guard officials in Alaska said by telephone yesterday that she did not venture beyond the Kuwait-Iraq border."

Here's the story from the Boston Globe:

Sarah Palin's visit to Iraq in 2007 consisted of a brief stop at a border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait, the vice presidential candidate's campaign said yesterday, in the second official revision of her only trip outside North America.

Following her selection last month as John McCain's running mate, aides said Palin had traveled to Ireland, Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq to meet with members of the Alaska National Guard. During that trip she was said to have visited a "military outpost" inside Iraq. The campaign has since repeated that Palin's foreign travel included an excursion into the Iraq battle zone.

But in response to queries about the details of her trip, campaign aides and National Guard officials in Alaska said by telephone yesterday that she did not venture beyond the Kuwait-Iraq border when she visited Khabari Alawazem Crossing, also known as "K-Crossing," on July 25, 2007.

Is there anything the McCain canp won't lie about?

We already know they've been fudging the numbers of the rallies. Bloomberg has more. Seems that the so called "Straight talk express" is claiming confirmation of data from sources that don't confirm data. Here's one example:

Senator John McCain has drawn some of the biggest crowds of his presidential campaign since adding Alaska GovernorSarah Palin to his ticket on Aug. 29. Now officials say they can't substantiate the figures McCain's aides are claiming.

McCain aide Kimmie Lipscomb told reporters on Sept. 10 that an outdoor rally in Fairfax City, Virginia, drew 23,000 people, attributing the crowd estimate to a fire marshal.

Fairfax City Fire Marshal Andrew Wilson said his office did not supply that number to the campaign and could not confirm it. Wilson, in an interview, said the fire department does not monitor attendance at outdoor events.

And another:

The McCain campaign said 10,000 people showed up at the Consol Energy Arena in Washington, Pennsylvania, home of the Washington Wild Things baseball team.

The campaign attributed that estimate, and several that followed, to U.S. Secret Service figures, based on the number of people who passed through magnetometers.

"We didn't provide any numbers to the campaign,'' said Malcolm Wiley, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service. Wiley said he would not "confirm or dispute'' the numbers the McCain campaign has given to reporters.

I'll ask it again, is there anything these republicans won't lie about?

It's very sad to watch a guy who used to have some amount of integrity give it all up, shred it all, just for his own ambition.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the formerly honorable John McCain

4 comments:

John K. said...

John K: Well I see we have the daily kos half truths posted. Quinn has a segment where he rebunks these daily kos talking points. But try again.

Sherry said...

quinn??? oh god, that just made me laugh out loud.

EdHeath said...

The Daily Kos. Also known as the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and Bloombeg News.

So, what insight did Sarah Palin get from looking across a border crossing at Iraq?

Chus said...

¿What do you think about this video: The truth about Iraq?